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1983 Diamond Back Viper

1983 Diamond Back Viper

Tribute build

My first build. This is a tribute to the Viper I got Christmas of ‘83 when I was 11 years old. 

I wanted this Viper to have the look of the Silver Streak. Let me know your thoughts.

Let me know if you also rode a Viper in the 80’s?

Added pic of bike date of purchase 12/23/19. It was decent condition however received a top to bottom makeover. 

Thank you to members treedr69, Nscottscott, A1cyclewerx and Rafasd for the awesome parts.

Just added a pic from BITD. I’m on the left and my cousin on the right (predator).


Frame: Diamondback Viper 1020 Mild Steel tubing

Forks: Diamondback Viper

Handlebars: Diamondback Viper

Stem: Sugino (SR) two tone

Grips: F1 Style, Blk/Gry

Headset: Tange chrome stamped Japan

Rims: Araya 7x black anodized (20x1.75) with Repop decal

Hubs: Suzue high flange hubs date code 3 C (1983 March)

Tires: Tioga Rainbow label Comp III, 2.125/front, 1.75/rear (IRC)

Brakes: 890, Black (Dia-Compe) date code 1983 Japan

Lever: Pre-Bent (Dia-Compe) date code 1983

Pedals: SR P-468 Chromoly Spindle (Sakae Rangy)

Crank: 1 pc, Stamped 1983, 180mm (Sugino)

Bottom Bracket: 24tpi (Tange) Sealed bearing

Chainring: Aluminum 44T (SR)

Spider: Chrome stamped (SR)

Sugino Stamped Chainring Bolts

Freewheel: 16T (Suntour)

Chain: 1/8", Black/Silver (Izumi)

Seat: Diamond Back Aero (Fuan) 'AERO' in Gold on the sides with prismatic 'Diamond Back' decal on rear

Seat Post: Fluted Alloy, Black/Silver reinforced 

Seat Post Clamp: Two tone Aluminum (SR)

Pad set: Repop Original style

Decals: Repop set from Delcals

Trik Topz Gold Crown Valve Caps

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